The project is expected to start in the summer of 2013 and be complete by spring 2018.

Lottery Boost for Hawick park

Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick looks set to get a major facelift thanks to a two and a half million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Polish soldiers exhibition

A new exhibition in Hawick explores how influential Polish culture is in the Borders and features rare artefacts from soldiers in WW2.

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Filmmaker celebrated in Hawick

A pioneering filmmaker and animator is being celebrated in Hawick today, as part of centenary celebrations for Norman McLaren

The renowned filmmaker has influenced artists, filmmakers and musicians, from Picasso and Truffaut to Lucas and Linklater.

A workshop will be held in the Heart of Hawick from 1pm to learn about Norman's filmmaking techniques.

A special screening of classic short films from his impressive catalogue will run from 2.30-3.50pm.

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Children in Hawick meet the Ryder Cup

These children had a chance to get up close and personal with the famous cup Credit: ITV News Border

Ryder Cup Trophy is in Hawick today.

Children who've been having golf lessons at the Hawick Gold Club got the chance to see it.

The club is the only one in the Borders to get a visit from the trophy.

The Ryder Cup competition will be played in Gleneagles, Perthshire in September.

Slade drummer's first Scottish gig in 50 years

Slade had six number ones in the 1970s. Credit: PA

Don Powell, drummer of 70s glam rock band Slade, will perform in the Borders for charity in July.

It is almost 50 years since Slade played their first ever Scottish gig in August 1965, in Hawick, back when they were known as the N'Betweens.

Powell plans to stop by Hawick Town Hall before visiting Kelso Bikefest where he will sign autographs and play with bands to raise awareness for autism. Kelso Bikefest begins on the 4th July.

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Hawick Common Riding begins

People from across the Borders are expected to take part. Credit: ITV Border

This year's Hawick Common Riding will be taking place later today (5th June).

The event - which commemorates the historic battle between the Scots and the English in Horns-hole - is the first of the Common Riding calendar.

People from across the Borders are expected to take part.

1 Scots Hawick parade in pictures

Two hundred soldiers have taken part in a military parade in Hawick.

1 Scots were in the town to mark their battalions move to Northern Ireland later this year.

1 Scots parade through Hawick High Street Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers from 1 Scots marching Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers watch as the ride-out goes past Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers performing the Guard of Honour Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers performing the Guard of Honour Credit: ITV Border
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